Fred Van Dyk



Effervescent Collective presents
The Peanut Gallery with music by Mickey Free.
The Peanut Gallery is a composite of movements born of last year’s B-Sides, broken habits, and the cold sweat of a hot minute.
The performance run 20-30 minutes.

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Melissa Ultra Sharlat started playing underneath her parents’ piano at the tender age of three. One day she actually played it, and has been performing ever since.  A mental health coordinator (by day), ordained reverend and self-taught drummer, Ms. Sharlat has performed with many fabulous local bands and in several Fluid Movement extravaganzas.  As a founding member of the highly acclaimed comedy/improvisation troupe, The Flying Tongues, Ms. Melissa toured the country with them and quit after she made her millions.


Karl Marx

marks-crackdcKarl Marks/Karl Marxxx is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, exhibitionist and sex blogger.  He has performed on numerous art and festival stages including recent appearances at the Red Umbrella Projects (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), The Great Big International Drag King Extravaganza, Showgirls (Ptown), the Charm City Kitty Club (Baltimore) and CRACK (Washington, DC).  Karl also blogs for the Big Shoe Diaries (, an artsy-fartsy gay porn blog featuring nerd-porn icon, Colby Keller.



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Alicia Puglionesi

Alicia Puglionesi writes about the history of telepathy, nineteenth-century men of science, their secretaries, the power of suggestion, and the United States Postal Service. In the past, she has written on the history of contraceptive douching and self-help literature. Her self-help book in progress is tentatively titled, “Your Life as a House: Only Real Estate Is True and Lasting.” She lives in Baltimore.


Linda Franklin 


Jenna Boyles



 DAZZLESTORM! presents an apres-dinner multimedia, collaborative performance reflecting on a generation’s anxieties over food and the ever-present “apocalypse”. Video art inspired by RuPaul’s Hunger Games, fashion inspired by Mad Max, choreography inspired by Monsanto seeds, hair inspired by radioactive Japanese seafood, and makeup inspired by gluten allergies. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and it tastes fine.



Fluid Movement is a Baltimore-based performance art group that juxtaposes complex subject matter with delightful and unexpected mediums. We create art that is accessible, and often educational, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Our performances are created for urban spaces, in Baltimore and beyond. We encourage a sincere understanding and appreciation for city life and city dwellers through our work.


Alex Hewett

Alex Hewett is an actor, psychotherapist, teacher, writer, storyteller, mother and creative soul residing in Baltimore. Last year she performed in two different Off-Broadway productions: On the Rocks with Mickey and Minnie, at the Manhattan Rep Theatre, and in Runneth Over, a production of the NYC Playwrights, Short Play Lab. In Baltimore, at the Strand Theater she performed in Graveyard Bride a slightly scripted, mostly improvised performance piece she wrote and developed. She has performed at various stages in Baltimore, The DC Fringe Festival, at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival. Alex has appeared in a various local indie and feature films including Jebediah, Indian Summer, Partner’s in Crime, Bump and The Red Headed Menace. She has told stories for Baltimore’s Stoop Stories and The Story League in DC. The story told most recently at the multimedia show Bedlam inspired ideas for the video presented at the Transmodern Festival.

Alex has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore and works as a therapist in a private psychology practice. She is also she runs theater/improv classes at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. She teaches drama classes to children at Fell’s Point Corner Theater. She is a narrator at The Maryland Library for the Blind. She practices yoga regularly to keep balanced. You can read her blog at